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The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics

@inproceedings{Bennett1995TheBO,
  title={The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics},
  author={Tony Bennett},
  year={1995}
}
In a series of richly detailed case studies from Britian, Australia and North America, Tony Bennett investigates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organized their collections, and their visitors. Discussing the historical development of museums alongside that of the fair and the international exhibition, Bennett sheds new light upon the relationship between modern forms of official and popular culture. Using Foucaltian perspectives The Birth of the Museum… Expand
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